Red Claw Seafood School

We discovered many people don’t know how to prepare seafood on their own, from how to safely store the animals, to humanely putting them to sleep, and how to prepare them. This stops people from being able to buy, cook and enjoy seafood at home.

  • Information online isn’t as clear or useful,
  • a lot of it is text-only bullet-point lists,
  • and some people were looking for videos to follow along with.

We created this series with friends of Red Claw to show you how to best do it on your own.

Australian Crabs

with Executive Chef, Dan Hong.

Dan is the culinary brains behind some of Sydney’s most popular restaurants, including Asian fusion eatery Ms G’s, lush Chinese bistro Mr Wong and Mexican hotspot El Loco.

Video 1:

Types of Australian Crabs

In this video, Dan Hong introduces three different types of Australian Crabs.

  • Spanner Crab
  • Snow Crab
  • Mud Crab

Video 2:

How to Prepare a Crab

In this video, Dan Hong guides you through preparing a crab for the first time.

Storage:

  • To keep the crab calm, leave it in a cool quiet area, like a bathtub or the laundry.

Ice Slurry Instructions:

  • 1/2 Water & 1/2 Ice in Large Container
  • Before Preparing, fully submerge into ice slurry for 20 minutes.
  • After removing from Ice Slurry, check for movement.

Preparing Your Crab:

  • Using a Large Knife or Cleaver, Turn Crab upside down and cut from the centre to the base.
  • Rotate and Cut toward the top. In both cases avoiding the shell.

Video 3:

Dan Hong’s Chinese Style Braised Mud Crab

In this video, Dan Hong shows takes you through his recipe for Chinese Style Braised Australian Mud Crab.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Australian Mud Crab
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Peeled Ginger
  • Chicken Stock
  • Green Shallots (Cut into Batons)
  • Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Chicken Stock Powder
  • Salt
  • Potato Starch & Water
  • Chinese Cooking Wine
  • Sesame Seed Oil

Ready to try and cook your own braised mud crab?

Australian Rock Lobsters

with Executive Chef, Jordan Toft.

Jordan Toft is the Chef behind beachside favourite Coogee Pavilion and Bert’s at Newport.

Video 1:

Types of Australian Lobsters

In this video, Jordan introduces two types of Australian Lobster.

  • Southern Rock Lobster
  • Western Rock Lobster

Video 2:

How to Prepare a Lobster

In this video, Jordan Toft guides you through preparing a lobster for the first time.

Storage:

  • To keep the lobster calm, leave it in a cool quiet area, like a bathtub or the laundry.

Ice Slurry Instructions:

  • 1/2 Water & 1/2 Ice in Large Container
  • Before Preparing, fully submerge into ice slurry for 20 minutes.

Preparing Your Lobster:

  • Using a Large Knife or Cleaver, Cut through the centre of the lobster down to the tail.
  • Rotate and cut up toward the head.

Video 3:

Grilled Rock Lobster & Handcut Noodle

In this video, Jordan Toft shows takes you through his recipe for creating Grilled Rock Lobster & Handcut Noodle

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Grilled Lobster & Coral
  • Xo Sauce
  • Australia Native Greens
    • Karkalla
    • Sea Blite
    • Warrigal Greens
  • Green Scallions or Shallots
  • Miner’s Lettuce
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • White Kampot Pepper
  • Egg Pasta
  • Liquid Starch

Ready to try and cook your own grilled lobster?